Maryland House Bill 107 – Baltimore City – Complete Streets Program Funding – Traffic and Vehicle Monitoring Systems
Requiring Baltimore City to transfer revenue from fines collected as a result of violations enforced by a traffic control signal monitoring system, a speed monitoring system, a school bus monitoring camera, or a vehicle height monitoring system to the Baltimore City Complete Streets Program Fund; establishing the Baltimore City Complete Streets Program Fund as a special, nonlapsing fund; specifying the purpose of the Fund; requiring the Baltimore City Department of Transportation to administer the Fund; etc.Full Bill Text
UPDATE March 14, 2020: Passed Third Reading in House (Y: 132 N: 0 NV: 2 Abs: 7); referred to Senate Judicial Proceedings.
UPDATE February 20, 2020: Committee set hearing for March 10th at 1 pm
House Bill 107 was introduced January 13, 2020, and was assigned to the House Environment and Transportation Committee.
The NMA has several objections to this proposed legislation. The first is the many objections we have about speed cameras. Related to those concerns, and specific to the proposed venue for the cameras is Baltimore’s checkered history of operating ticket cameras that have resulted in thousands of bogus citations being issued.
We also object to having the ticket revenue generated by the cameras funneled into Baltimore’s Complete Streets program. For more on why such programs should be cause for concern for all motorists, see this NMA e-newsletter.